RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)

John Gallagher from Co Donegal in the National Lottery winners’ room celebrating a €41,096 EuroMillions win last November. Photograph: Mac Innes

You may dream of it, but what really happens when you win the lottery? A team of advisers at National Lottery headquarters says the first thing you s(...)

EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara, from Limerick,  after  she was  presented with her cheque for  more than  €115 million. Photograph: Frank Miller/The irish Times

If you live in Louth, Dublin or Donegal, the number of lottery millionaires in your midst is four times that of Kilkenny, according to analysis of (...)

People queing to play the Lotto in the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke.

More than half the population played National Lottery games on a regular basis last year, but in reality there is almost no probability of winning big(...)

 Dr James Reilly  approved 17 projects for payment that had not been recommended by officials. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Counties Westmeath and Longford fared worst in the distribution of National Lottery funding from the Department of Health when James Reilly was minis(...)

Former minister for health James Reilly: his spokesman said he had moved to correct a “historical underfunding” in Dublin North. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former minister for health James Reilly awarded National Lottery grants totalling almost €500,000 to projects in his north Dublin constituency over a(...)

Diarmaid O Corrbuí of the Carmichael Centre, with representatives of groups facing cuts (from left) Dearbhla Wynne, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Grainne Denning, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Patricia Towey, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and Rita O’Reilly, Parent Line. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

First, run a funding competition based on woolly criteria. Then, leave the results sitting on the Minister’s desk for months (or at least until after (...)

The site of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. The brief is to create a “world-standard” children’s hospital similar in scale and quality to similar facilities in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One of the architectural firms chosen to design the new national children’s hospital at St James’s was involved in designing an earlier version of th(...)

The historic Beamish and Crawford site in Cork is one of the proposed sites for the event centre

A decision on where to locate a €50 million event centre in Cork looks set to be delayed following a decision by a global entertainment company to wi(...)

A Dublin man has claimed the largest ever scratch card prize after scooping €500,000, the National Lottery said today. The man, who wishes to remain p(...)